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Robinson

Sugar

James Walvin
Authors:
James Walvin

The story of sugar, and of mankind's desire for sweetness in food and drink is a compelling, though confusing story. It is also an historical story.The story of mankind's love of sweetness - the need to consume honey, cane sugar, beet sugar and chemical sweeteners - has important historical origins. To take a simple example, two centuries ago, cane sugar was vital to the burgeoning European domestic and colonial economies. For all its recent origins, today's obesity epidemic - if that is what it is - did not emerge overnight, but instead evolved from a complexity of historical forces which stretch back centuries. We can only fully understand this modern problem, by coming to terms with its genesis and history: and we need to consider the historical relationship between society and sweetness over a long historical span. This book seeks to do just that: to tell the story of how the consumption of sugar - the addition of sugar to food and drink - became a fundamental and increasingly troublesome feature of modern life.Walvin's book is the heir to Sidney Mintz's Sweetness and Power, a brilliant sociological account, but now thirty years old. In addition, the problem of sugar, and the consequent intellectual and political debate about the role of sugar, has been totally transformed in the years since that book's publication.

Basic Books

The Half Has Never Been Told

Edward E. Baptist
Authors:
Edward E. Baptist

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution,the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told , the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize Bloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Moon Travel

Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton (Seventh Edition)

Becky Lomax
Authors:
Becky Lomax

Join writer and avid explorer Becky Lomax for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Welcome the land of fire and ice. Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton shows you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Explore the geysers and vivid cauldrons of acid and water created by the supervolcano hidden under the mountainous greenery and alien beauty of Yellowstone National Park, and marvel at the mountainous spires of the Rockies and the glacier-smoothed lakes and canyons of Grand Teton National Park. Along with trip ideas like One Day in Yellowstone" and Winter Fun", Lomax includes suggestions for the best places to spot elk, bison, bears, and wolves, and tips on which hikes have the most stunning views. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-colour guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton includes areas such as: style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" North Yellowstone style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" Old Faithful and West Yellowstone style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" Canyon and Lake Country style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" North Grand Teton style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" South Grand Teton style="colour: rgb(108, 91, 75) font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif font-size: small" Jackson Hole Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Interested in more of our nations greatest National Parks? Try Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, or Moon Death Valley National Park.

Constable

The Bone Orchard

Paul Doiron
Authors:
Paul Doiron
Little, Brown

Girl at War

Sara Novic
Authors:
Sara Novic

Growing up in Zagreb in the summer of 1991, 10-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy; she runs the streets with her best friend, Luka, helps take care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But when civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, football games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnians tragically changes Ana's life, and she is lost to a world of genocide and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival. Ten years later she returns to Croatia, a young woman struggling to belong to either country, forced to confront the trauma of her past and rediscover the place that was once her home.Girl At War is a haunting, compelling debut from a brilliant young writer, rooted in historical fact and personal experience. Sara has lived in the States and Croatia, and her novel bears witness to the haunting stories of her family and friends who lived through the height of the conflict, and reflects her own attempts to come to terms with her relationship to Croatia and its history. It is an extraordinary achievement for a novelist of any age, let alone age 26.

Piatkus

Garden of Lies

Amanda Quick
Authors:
Amanda Quick

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes...If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer-and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...

New Harbinger

Body Image Workbook for Teens

Julia V. Taylor
Authors:
Julia V. Taylor

Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn't fell good enough? Whether it's online, on TV, or in magazines, images of thin, beautiful-and often photo-shopped-young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to be 'perfect.' But did you know that only 5 percent of the population has the body type of most actresses and models? So how can you start feeling good about who you are, not who you could be?In order to gain real confidence and Body acceptance, you need to change the way you think about yourself. In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including; comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressure, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a drear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily pressure of being a teenage girl.Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, an no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build real, lasting self-confidence-an attractive trait in itself-this book is your go to guide.

Corsair

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay
Authors:
Roxane Gay

'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.'In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

Virago

Becoming A Mother

Kate Mosse
Authors:
Kate Mosse

Combining medical and historical information with real life accounts of ordinary women, this book is an essential guide to the facts, feelings and emotions experienced during pregnancy and birth. It takes you week by week, from the decision to conceive, through to first impressions of life with your baby, offering invaluable information. Topics include: Conception - If and When; Feelings for Your Growing Baby; Your Career and Financial Position; Fear that Something May Go Wrong; Changing Relationships with Family and Friends; Choosing Where and How to Give Birth; How Others Felt - Women Relate their Experiences; The First Few Days with Your Baby

Abacus

The Fields

Kevin Maher
Authors:
Kevin Maher
Corsair

The New Yorkers

Cathleen Schine
Authors:
Cathleen Schine

Past the hustle and bustle of midtown, sheltered from the squawks of taxis and tourists, lies a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Cathleen Schine's brilliantly funny novel shows us how living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, who isn't looking so much for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's large tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and sometimes, to fall in love.

Constable

Oscar Wilde

Jonathan Harris, Phillippe Julian
Authors:
Jonathan Harris, Phillippe Julian

'..a biographer of supreme intelligence and industry, since the bibliography is immense and he has delved into it with extraordinary taste and imagination.' - The Spectator'An excellent book, detailed where detail was still needed, sensibly perfunctory where almost everything possible has already been told and said.' - The Observer'M. Jullian's book succeeds in keeping the reader's interest unflaggingly alive.' - The Economist

Robinson

Carl Rogers on Personal Power

Carl Rogers
Authors:
Carl Rogers

James Walvin

JAMES WALVIN is the author of many books on slavery and modern social history. His book, Crossings, was published by Reaktion Books in 2013. His first book, with Michael Craton, was a detailed study of a sugar plantation: A Jamaican Plantation, Worthy Park, 1670-1970 (Toronto, 1970). He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006, and in 2008 was awarded an OBE for services to scholarship.

Non-Fiction highlight from the rights team

Backlist Non-Fiction Book of the Month

We look at one of our non-fiction titles form our backlist

2013 Prize for Debut Fiction

The Fields Longlisted for Desmond Elliott

Little, Brown are delighted to announce that The Fields by Kevin Maher has been longlisted for the 2013 Desmond Elliot prize.

Author

M.C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

M.C. BEATON

M.C. BEATON

M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

by Valerie Martin

Property - Introduction

Valerie Martin introduces her book' 'Porperty': the book that dared to tell a different story.

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